Iranian plane crash: Wreckage found in Dena Mountains

MENA

Published: 2018-02-20 10:18

Last Updated: 2018-02-20 11:36


It is believed that the plane was a 20-year-old ATR 72-500. (Wikimedia)
It is believed that the plane was a 20-year-old ATR 72-500. (Wikimedia)
Roya News Source

Iranian search and rescue teams on Tuesday morning found the wreckage of a plane that crashed into the Zagros mountains of central Iran, reported AFP.

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) spokesman, Ramazan Sharif, told local media that “IRGC helicopters found the wreckage on Tuesday morning in the Dena Mountains."

Sharif said that the helicopters began searching for the wreckage on Monday.

The small passenger plane crashed near Isfahan on Sunday after disappearing off the radar in bad weather.

The plane was en route from Tehran to the south-western city of Yasuj at 05:00 local time (01:30 GMT)

It is believed that the plane was a 20-year-old ATR 72-500.

According to the BBC, the 60 passengers on board were accompanied by two security guards, two flight attendants, and the pilot and co-pilot. None of them survived.